DJ Rama, John Tejada, Pezzner vs. Hanssen, Lusine
DJ RAMA PASSES THE MOOMBAHTON
Ex-Seattle/current Brooklyn DJ Rama is a quick-wristed mofo who perpetually keeps abreast of bass-centric dance culture's avant-garde, from drum 'n' bass to dubstep. For this holiday gig at ETG's ¡¡Mas Fuego!! bimonthly, Rama's dropping a Moombahton set (Moombahton's a mutated form of reggaeton), which should be as extrovertedly blazing as his other excursions into genre excavation. With Sho-nuph, Vape Ape, Ramiro, and Sean Imagina. Electric Tea Garden, 10 pm, free, 21+.
NYE BENDER: TREASURE FINGERS, PEZZNER VS. HANSSEN
Feeling generous and perhaps flush with some surplus cash due to a successful festival, Decibel is celebrating New Year's Eve with a two-night "Bender." Tonight finds old Jacob London partners Dave Pezzner (aka Pezzner) and Bob Hansen (aka Hanssen)—you following this?—doing some laptop-to-laptop (probably) skirmishing in the tech-house trenches. Whereas Jacob London often relied on whimsy and wackiness, Pezz and Hanssy on their own have gone for a more serious strain of groove science—but not too serious. Fun is still prominent in their mixes. A seasoned hedonism-enabler who splits his time between Atlanta and New York, headliner Treasure Fingers rolls out house, funk, and disco jams that would really like to get you into bed. You gotta problem with that? With Flat Black and BGeezy. Neumos, 9 pm, $15, 21+.
NYE BENDER: JOHN TEJADA, LUSINE, BIT FUNK
The second night of Decibel's New Year's Eve Bender features two producers who've been excellent for so long, we may have started to take them for granted (sorry, guys!). LA's John Tejada has been generating damn-near-timeless tech-house and IDM for about 16 years with nary a dud release in his prolific catalog. It's become something of a tradition for Tejada to play Seattle on NYE, precisely because he's such a reliable provider of high-quality, high-energy techno that fills dance floors without coating them with cheese. Seattle knob-twiddler Lusine (Jeff McIlwain) is also Mr. Consistency. Less linearly geared for the discotheque, Lusine's tracks nonetheless slyly seduce you into a sweat, especially those on his most recent full-length, 2009's A Certain Distance. The last five times I've caught Lusine live, he's filled clubs with an understated giddiness via his melodically sophisticated, rhythmically precise hip-swivelers. Brooklyn's Bit Funk is a trustworthy neo-disco hit machine. Way to usher in 2012, Decibel. With Sean Majors vs. Gene Lee and Blondzie. Neumos, 8 pm, $20, 21+.